Note: Using the educational and non-commercial editions of PBworks for any business use (even if you are a non-profit or NGO) is a violation of our terms of service. In addition, the features in the educational service are optimized for teachers and students, not for enterprise use. Our Business Edition is a far better fit for your needs, and offers a free version as well.
My PBworks is the account management area of the service. If you log in with an email address, My PBworks is the area where all of your workspaces are listed, and where you can manage your profile.
Your workspaces are where your content is stored, and where Administrators of spaces decide who has access to what content.
Administrators are the highest level of permission any user can be on a workspace. Administrators manage users, set security on pages, and set global settings.
Appropriate Use and Scale
The educational version of PBworks is designed to be used as a way for teachers, parents, and students to collaborate on projects and share syllabi, assignments, and files. Each space should be small in scope, and cover no more than 100 users each. While there are no hard limits on the number of users, pages, files, and folders you may add to a single space, there are also no methods to move content from one space to another, or from one service to another. An upgrade to Classroom Edition only unlocks ad
ditional features not available in the free educational service. An upgrade does not fundamentally change the way the service works.
Using PBworks in your academic environments.
PBworks hosts over 300,000 educational workspaces, and has helped transform teaching and learning for millions of students, parents and teachers. Educators ranging from major universities like DePaul University, school districts like Baltimore County Public Schools and individual teachers trust PBworks as their collaborative learning environment.
In your Classroom, Library, District or University
- Encourage student-centered learning. Even young students can build web pages, embed images & video, and post documents.
- Provide access to information sources, book lists, and links to good articles. Have the resources stored for future use.
- Host and share information between students, faculty and staff. Encourage staff development and shared resources across schools.
- Make distance learning more interactive and collaborative, support research teams, and improve inter-departmental coordination.